When you’re visiting a new location, it is only natural that there are parts of the experience which are unfamiliar to you. One of those such things may well be the challenge of driving in Spain. For people who come from the U.K., there’s a whole new set of rules and regulations to learn. However, there are a few tips and tricks that you can pick up which will help you in Spain, and we’ve got them here. You can see a great handy page full of tips for driving in Spain here https://drivalia.com/tips/ but let’s take a look the main pointers to get you off to a good start!

Drive On The Right Hand Side

When you’re someone who lives in the U.K., you become automatically used to driving on the left. However, this is something which will get you an express ticket to the hospital when you do it in Spain. We make a habit of reminding people gently to drive on the right, because it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Always be thinking about the right side of the road, so you don’t cause accidents.  Don´t be put off by this however because although it is one of the most common things that our customers say worries them, they later practically always say it felt natural because what you have to bear in mind is that although you drive on the opposite side of the road you also sit on the opposite side of the car so in actual fact it all comes together quite nicely!

Be Prepared – Be Protected

Accidents can happen although the most common type of damages are usually when the car is parked and a careless driver bumps the car. Our all inclusive car hire in Spain helps to make sure that you’re ready for anything, as it provides 24 hour roadside assistance so if you are unfortunate enough to have a bump we are always there, day or night to help you. Of course with our all inclusive car hire you don´t have to worry about the little things (or big things) happening because no matter what happens you won´t pay a centimo and we will take care of everything for you.

Not all car hire coverage is the same.  Sometimes people prefer to book lower cost car hire and take out their car hire insurance from another company but then, if something does happen the client has to pay for the damage and then ensure they do whatever may be needed to comply with the conditions of their insurance and when they go home go through the process of trying to reclaim their expenses.  If you consider the overall value of Drivalia Ultimate all inclusive car hire in Spain and the fact that you never have to worry, never have to pay, never have to reclaim and even if the worst happens we will come and replace your car so that you can get on with your holiday, this is why Drivalia Ultimate is so popular and we believe that it truly does offer the best value car hire at Alicante airport and all of the other locations that we serve.

Don’t Drink And Drive

The rules about drink driving vary from one place to the next. It depends where you are in the world as to whether you should even chance it. In Spain, it’s a definite no go. The limits on what you can legally drink are seriously low, and you could risk getting into major trouble if you’re caught over the limit. It’s safer to just respect the rules of the place you’re visiting, and avoid getting caught up in any potential legal troubles not to mention the safety of you and others.  When you book your car hire in Spain with Drivalia and choose our Ultimate package you are able to add an additional driver free of charge which means that you can take it in turns to be the designated driver ensuring that everyone gets to enjoy and everyone stays safe and legal!

Overall, these are just a few of the things that you can do to stay safe while driving in Spain. Once you’ve found the best car hire in Spain, you need to make sure you use this rental car in a safe and responsible manner. This is best accomplished by taking the time to observe all the rules about driving, and to ensure that you’re not putting yourself or anyone else at risk. While it may not always be easy, it’s crucial that you take the time to protect yourself and others on the road, and to always remember to drive on the right side!